The Sew News Colette Patterns Clover Pant sew along will begin this upcoming Tuesday, September 2nd. Monday is a holiday in America, so the first post will be postponed by a day. If you would like to join along and post pictures of your fabric and or your progress, join the Flickr group. You can find it here. I have a few things up my pant leg ;) that I hope you will enjoy, one of which will be a refashioning of the pattern into an active wear pant.
So without further ado.....
email@example.com, I will get the magazine out to you ASAP!
In the meantime, you can order your Clover pant pattern here directly from Colette Patterns.
I think this will be a fun sew along!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The jacket is an unlined jacket meant to be made out of boiled wool or a heavy weight knit. You can find the free downloadable pattern here.
The instructions are in the December/January issue of Sew News. Back copies are available here. There is a print version as well as a digital version available. The instructions really aren't necessary for this coat, but the magazine has so many wonderful projects, so you might want to go ahead an order one if you do not already have one. Click here and you can see the other projects that are available in this issue.
Here's my coat. I had a piece of wool that I have wanted to felt, so I decided that this would be the perfect project.Sadly, I did not take a picture of the wool prior to felting.
This is only pinned in place, but I also decided to create a tie closure. Since the wool will no longer ravel, I cut strips for the ties. I played around with a frog which I think I'll enhance.
There are 3 pieces to the pattern, front, back and sleeve. The coat takes absolutely no time to sew. There's the center back seam for the collar, the shoulder and neck seam, the sleeves are set in and then the side seams sewn. Voila, your finished. Since the wool has been felted, there's no need to finish the edges. After I got the coat together, I initially thought that I might bind the edges, but once I started playing around with the frog, I decided to cover the collar and the cuffs with passementerie similar to this coat that I did some time ago. I plan to make the passementerie out of strips that I cut from the leftover fabric.
This is a great coat pattern that is easy to put together, fits well and could also be lengthened into a dress length coat. If you do decide to put one together for yourself, one last note, there is a small dart that is intended to help the collar lay in place. I did not use it as I didn't think it was necessary.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
So this is the Sweeping Rectangles Tee that I made for Fabulous Free Pattern Friday. It is such a comfortable top and so easy to wear.
Be sure to hop over to Frabjous Couture to see her Me Made Monday outfit in the event that you haven't already done so. Remember, she's hosting a year long link party for those of you who would like to participate in Me Made Mondays. The outfit doesn't have to be worn on Monday to qualify, that's just the day that she puts up the link. It's a great way to celebrate your me mades all year long.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I'm a day late, but I did promise one more giveaway before the next sew along begins.
We will be making the Clover pants from Colette Patterns for the next sew along.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Happy Monday Everyone!
I came across a line that I had never heard of, Lolitta from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I love everything about this collection. Yes, it's very body conscious, but the colors, the mix of prints, the interesting use of trims, the movement, it's just so lovely. Notice the very modern use of rick rack. Wow!!! So scroll through and enjoy the pictures. If you would like, you can see more here and here.